Bugged

Spiders. Ants. Beetles. Wasps and bees. Flies and crickets. Computers. If you are expecting a lesson in entomology (study of insects) or computer science, sorry to disappoint. Here’s a brainteaser: All bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs. I say this just for the fun factor. I don’t know whether the list above… Continue reading Bugged

Going Deep! Part Deux

Perhaps you think you know me. And you do. And I am glad. I bet the readers of The Bruno Papers know me better than anyone. Not that this is anything to write home about — merely an observation. So from a previous post, ”Going Deep,” here’s Part Deux. It’s just hodgepodge. For starters What… Continue reading Going Deep! Part Deux

I Am An HSP.

It’s nothing deadly or anything of which to be afraid. It is not even a mental disorder. It’s a personality trait. It stands for a Highly Sensitive Person. You probably know some. I do. Perhaps you are an HSP. We are a country full of them. It is estimated by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. that… Continue reading I Am An HSP.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Hello. Hello. It’s noise pollution here. I’m trying to reach you. — STOP! I’m sorry. I can’t hear you. I don’t want more noise pollution. Go away. Don’t come back. If only we could get rid of noise pollution so easily. The fact of the matter is that it is a worldwide phenomenon. It is… Continue reading Can You Hear Me Now?

Have I Been Ghosted?

It kind of feels like it. Just another form of emotional abuse and mental cruelty. That sounds terribly harsh. Some people describe it that way. I totally get it. My case was mild. Mine regards one of the two new friends I mentioned in a previous post. It’s stunning and has caught me unawares. Ghosting… Continue reading Have I Been Ghosted?

Old Faithful

Twenty-two years, at least, and still running. Our Amana refrigerator. Makes a light humming noise off and on in its aging state, but it’s still rocking. No issues and no repairmen. No computerized controls. On occasion, Paul pulls it out to clean the coils and then back in place it goes. We talk about getting… Continue reading Old Faithful

One Day to Live

Sounds like a soap opera doesn’t it? What would I do if I knew I had one more day to live. In reality, I should live as if that were true. One day it will be. So, tomorrow evening it’s curtains. What shall I do with the day? When I wake up, assuming I was… Continue reading One Day to Live

Cause de Célébration

It happened. I had a birthday. I became 68. I think this makes me officially a senior citizen. Whoo-hoo! I lie. It’s not a whoo-hoo moment. Don’t get me wrong. I have no complaints. I’m in glorious company at this stage of life. In fact, I am so very thankful to have made it this… Continue reading Cause de Célébration

Going Deep

Going deep, you say? Yes, exactly. I’m not talking scuba diving or freediving. I’m talking ”small talk” and ”deep talk.” I mean like really getting to know someone. To some extent, I don’t really ”know” some of my friends and family, and they don’t really “know” me. Not a big deal, but for me it… Continue reading Going Deep